Things Owners Need to Know About Shih Tzu Mixed with Yorkie

The Shih Tzu Yorkie mix nicknamed the Shorkie or Yorkie Tzu is a bubbly, tenacious little pup and makes for a great companion.

These small, affectionate furry friends are a loveable breed and this guide will fill you in on the 14 things you should know about the loveable Shorkie pup.

The Shorkies Temperament & Behaviour


The Shorkie possess an unwavering loyalty to their family which means they are always alert and watchful. This means that these pups make for excellent watchdogs.

The Appearance of the Shih Tzu Mixed with Yorkie


They have an undercoat that feels like fleece, while their top layer is soft, silky, and flowy. A Shorkie puppy is a small dog with a medium-length coat.

Color of the Shorkie


As they are designer breeds, Shorkies can come in a range of colors. Including black and tan, brown and white, gold, and black & white.

Size of the Shorkie


The predicted weight for a male Shorkie can range between 5-12 pounds (2-5kg) when fully matured. The fully matured female Shorkie size and weight can range between 4-8 pounds (1-3kg).

Grooming the Shorkie


Depending on how fast its hair grows, get your Shorkie pup groomed at least every 4 to 6 weeks and regularly clipped every eight weeks.

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